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Chhattisgarh hounds cop for rearing motherless girl

CFO of Republic TV, four others summoned by cops

Rahul mocks PM's water-from-air idea, BJP hits back

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Indian-origin researchers use bovine adenovirus to develop Covid vax

Novel coronavirus can survive on skin for 9 hours: Study
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, may linger on human skin for nine hours, much longer than the flu viruses can, according to a study.The influenza A virus (IAV), in contrast, remained viable on human skin for nearly two hours, said the researchers including those from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan.

Black, Asian patients have increased risk of severe Covid-19 at different stages of disease: Study

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6 things you can search in your WhatsApp chats
Due to the sheer quantity of the files exchanged, it may become difficult for anyone to look for something particular on the app, however, WhatsApp allows users to search for them easily. Here we tell you six things that the app will let you search and locate:

Oppo Reno 3 Pro 8GB+128GB variant gets a price cut of Rs 2,000
Oppo has reduced the price of its Oppo Reno 3 Pro smartphone in India. As per a tweet by Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the base variant of the Reno 3 Pro — that offers 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage — now costs Rs 25,990 after receiving a price cut of Rs 2,000.

Zoom announces support for Indian Rupee on its platform
Video-based communications company Zoom has announced support for Indian Rupee on its platform. This will allow Zoom users in India to buy preferred plans and add-ons in local currency. Zoom users can choose India as the billing and can pay using the credit card option for purchase in Indian currency.

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Advance remittances of Rs 2.6 lakh cr under probe

Black money: India gets 2nd set of Swiss bank account details
India has got the second set of Swiss bank account details of its nationals and entities under the automatic exchange of information pact with Switzerland, marking a key milestone in fight against black money allegedly stashed abroad. India is among 86 countries with which Switzerland exchanged data on financial accounts under Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) in 2020.

Nirav Modi's remand extended for next extradition hearing
Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi was on Friday further remanded in custody during a routine call-over hearing held via video link at Westminster Magistrates' court in London.

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IPL 2020: Stoinis' all-round show powers Delhi to emphatic win over Rajasthan
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis shone with both bat and ball as DC regained the top spot in the IPL standings with a comprehensive 46-run win over RR. Delhi posted 184/8, riding on Hetmyer's 24-ball 45 and 39 off 30 balls from Stoinis. Rabada (3/35) then picked 3 wickets, while Stoinis (2/17), Ashwin (2/22) snared two wickets each as DC dismissed RR for 138 to secure their fifth win.

Nadal downs Schwartzman to reach 13th French Open final
Rafael Nadal moved within one win of a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title by reaching the French Open final with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0) victory over Diego Schwartzman on Friday. The Spaniard reached his 13th French Open final without dropping a set in this year's edition.

IPL 2020 poll: Fans vote for highest impact player in last week
Despite it being COVID times, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier league has been a rampant success as far as on field action is concerned. Overcoming the hurdles posed by the forced six-month break, players have performed exceptionally well in the past 20 days, setting this year's edition on fire.

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CBSE, CISCE mull further slashing of syllabus for Boards

Maharashtra postpones MPSC exam scheduled for Oct 11

DU first cut-off likely to be announced on Saturday

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Delhi gets war room to combat pollution
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Thursday inaugurated a ‘war room’ at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor air pollution in the capital. Apart from local sources of pollution, the war room will also monitor the impact of stubble burning in neighbouring states on Delhi’s air, officials said.

Prince William launches 'most prestigious' environment prize

India world's largest emitter of sulphur dioxide: Report

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Merkel warns of tougher measures if infections don't stabilise in 10 days
Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that coronavirus hotspots in Germany will be given 10 days to tackle their rising case numbers before tougher action is taken. "We all sense that the big cities, the urban areas, are now the arena where we will see if we can keep the pandemic under control in Germany as we have done for months, or if we lose control," Merkel said after talks with mayors.

Armenia-Azerbaijan talks on Karabakh begin in Moscow
Armenia and Azerbaijan on Friday began their first high-level talks after nearly two weeks of clashes over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Spain invokes state of emergency for Madrid lockdown

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Delhi gets war room to combat pollution
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Thursday inaugurated a ‘war room’ at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor air pollution in the capital. Apart from local sources of pollution, the war room will also monitor the impact of stubble burning in neighbouring states on Delhi’s air, officials said.

Prince William launches 'most prestigious' environment prize

India world's largest emitter of sulphur dioxide: Report

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Rain fury leaves Hyderabad battered; roads submerge, traffic halts
In a span of six hours, Hyderabad received 75 per cent of its average nine-day rainfall on Friday evening as the skies opened up and brought many areas of the city to its knees. Motorists got stuck for hours after low-lying areas and major streets were flooded with 15 cm of rainfall pounding the city, triggering traffic snarls and power cuts.

Depression warning along north-coastal AP

CMs must sign off on apex council meet minutes: KCR

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Punjab positivity rate slides to 3-month low of 3.62%
After seeing a nearly two-month surge in Covid-19 cases in Punjab, and resultant rise in positivity rate, the sustained drop in the positivity rate indicates that the outbreak is slowing down in the state.​

Green activists flag 'over exploitation' of Yamuna riverbed
Green activists on Friday alleged over exploitation of Yamuna river by the Haryana government, which, they said, is sponsoring its destruction.

Ambala straw turns cash

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'Insomnia, anxiety rampant since lockdown'

Jadeja inaugurates police fitness project

State police to get 135 more horses: MoS home

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Chennai: Rain drenches a few areas, more likely over 2 days
An IMD forecast for next 48 hours said, "The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy.

IIT Madras suspends option to change branch for 2020-21
IIT Madras has suspended the branch change option for 2020-21 batch students. Students in Tamil Nadu were distraught after learning the decision as it takes away a second chance to change their branch if they perform better in the first semester.

IoE tag: Anna university VC moves Centre directly
Anna University vice-chancellor M K Surappa has put the state government and the Centre on a collision course by approaching the Union government directly in a bid to get Institute of Eminence (IoE) status for the university.

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Only some movie theatres could reopen next week in Karnataka
The Union government has permitted cinema halls to reopen from October 15, but many in the state may continue to remain closed. Managements say opening them now is unlikely to bring them any relief since no new movies starring crowd-pullers like Yash, Darshan, Sudeep or Puneet have been scheduled.

1 out of 5 Covid patients in Karnataka died within a day at hospital or home
One out of five people who died of Covid-19 in Karnataka in August breathed their last either within 24 hours of hospitalisation or at home, key findings of a study revealed. Also, while the source of infection in 15% of the dead was not traced, Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) was seen in 67%, while 17% had Influenza Like Illness (ILI) symptoms.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike moots 15%-30% increase in property tax
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) plans to hike property tax for both residential and non-residential units by 15% to 30% in a bid to generate revenue for the cash-strapped civic agency.​

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Maharashtra No. 2 in crimes against foreigners
Maharashtra was No. 3 in crimes by foreigners in 2019.

Maharashtra's Covid tally goes past 15 lakh, toll close to 40,000; Thane district has 2 lakh cases
With the addition of 12,134 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, Maharashtra breached the 15 lakh mark for cases -- nearly 22% of the national caseload – and Thane district’s cumulative cases crossed the 2 lakh mark. Thane thus became the third district in Maharashtra, after Pune and Mumbai, to cross the 2 lakh tally.

Mumbai records its worst air since lockdown
As the south west monsoon retreats and Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, the city on Friday recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 118—the worst since the lockdown was enforced in March.

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Delhi: Tree transplantation for projects now must
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the Delhi government has approved the draft tree transplantation policy, which makes it mandatory for 80% of the trees which are to be

Amid pandemic, Isro may have first satellite launch in November
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is planning to do the first satellite launch of this year from Indian soil amid Covid pandemic in the first half of November.

Delhi: Three directors of a firm in EOW net for corruption
The accused have been identified as Pramod Goel, Krishan Chand Bansal and Anil Gupta, said OP Mishra, joint commissioner (EOW).They were sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

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Delhi: Tree transplantation for projects now must
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the Delhi government has approved the draft tree transplantation policy, which makes it mandatory for 80% of the trees which are to be

Amid pandemic, Isro may have first satellite launch in November
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is planning to do the first satellite launch of this year from Indian soil amid Covid pandemic in the first half of November.

Delhi: Three directors of a firm in EOW net for corruption
The accused have been identified as Pramod Goel, Krishan Chand Bansal and Anil Gupta, said OP Mishra, joint commissioner (EOW).They were sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

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Delhi: Tree transplantation for projects now must
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the Delhi government has approved the draft tree transplantation policy, which makes it mandatory for 80% of the trees which are to be

Amid pandemic, Isro may have first satellite launch in November
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is planning to do the first satellite launch of this year from Indian soil amid Covid pandemic in the first half of November.

Delhi: Three directors of a firm in EOW net for corruption
The accused have been identified as Pramod Goel, Krishan Chand Bansal and Anil Gupta, said OP Mishra, joint commissioner (EOW).They were sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

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